Published Jan 26, 2005
come on, critical care nurses! the emergency nursing forum has all kinds of cool, funny threads. this one looks like we totally lack a sense of humor! so how many ways can you tell your colleauges that your patient isn't doing well?
he "dfo'd." (done fell out . . . of the critical pathway, of the chair, whatever)
negative vi (vulture index)
he has that "going to jesus look."
anticipating a celestial transfer.
pine box at bedside
there are hundreds more, i'm sure of it.
He's in the crapper.
Circling the drain.
That one's buying/bought himself a tube.
I know there's more.....
Celia M, ASN, RN
"Going to the Eternal Care Unit"
"One beat away from asystole" :)
Walkie-talkie (long past time to go, this patient DOES NOT belong in the ICU)
Jami RN, BSN, RN
Bought his ticket to Montana
(Montana is known as "Big Sky Country")
Ruby Vee, BSN
bought his ticket to montana(montana is known as "big sky country")
(montana is known as "big sky country")
that's one i've never heard before!
UM Review RN, ASN, RN
Going toward the light
Multiple train wreck
He's got the "q" sign (tongue sticking out of the corner of his mouth)
He's getting transferred to SKY C. U.
He's a "turn and burn" patient (you know, the kind you turn and they go asystole)
Michelin Man's gonna blow (septic patient about to die)
How about.."the only thing we can do is mfc..measure for coffin".
Going toward the lightHe's FUBAR'dMultiple train wreck
that's great! your username is cool too!
haven't heard that one, will have to use it!
I almost fell on the floor when a co-worker told me he had to tape a patient's "FUPA" up and out of the way to put the compressor on a sheath site. (Fat Upper Pubic Area.)
Patient was transferred to the E.C.U. (Eternal Care Unit)
"Fluff and Puff" patients--those stable, unconscious patients that you just turn and do mouthcare Q2H. (and hope they don't poop on your shift!)
Diprivan: Milk of Amnesia, Mother's Milk, Vitamin D.
We refer to one physician as "Dad". Dumb A** Doctor.
Bisacodyl Suppository: Silver bullet.
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